Chick-Fil-A

  • Circus_Kid

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    Feb 10, 2012 6:59 PM GMT
    Hey everyone! I'm new to this site and so this is going to be a "Hi, nice to meet you all" kind of topic, but I also had a question that you guys might have good insight on.

    So my university was having plans of putting a Chick-Fil-A on campus, and everyone was excited, except there was a small group of Pride students that fought against it, since that chain has "anti-gay marriage/ adoption beliefs." I have been doing a little bit of research on the matter, but I was just wondering if people had any other information on it, since there will be a student-wide vote on the matter... and since their food is fantastic it seems pretty one-sided, but I was just curious.
    I don't think Chick-Fil-A is the devil, but are they really supporting other parties and groups that have an agenda against our rights?
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    Feb 10, 2012 10:23 PM GMT
    Yes. They wish you had never been born.
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    Feb 10, 2012 10:25 PM GMT
    They are very anti-gay. Though, I've had to take the stance that I can't punish myself for their stupidity. It's just too damn tasty.
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    Feb 10, 2012 10:44 PM GMT
    welcome to RJ
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    Feb 10, 2012 10:44 PM GMT
    there was a boycott a few years ago of Target stores when it was discovered a few measly hundred-thou got donated by their corporate channels to a political candidate who was a member of a radical religious sect that basically believed all gays should be shot/killed. Chick-Fil-A has donated MILLIONS to some of the biggest, most biggoted hate groups on the map right now and they do it OPENLY and are PROUD of it.

    I've boycotted Chick-Fil-A for years now even though their chicken is so delicious. I also boycotted Target until their corporate HQ organized an oversight committee to prevent a repeat of the incident.
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    Feb 10, 2012 10:48 PM GMT
    They have wonderful chicken.
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    Feb 10, 2012 10:50 PM GMT
    you might find this article intresting

    Students at 6 US universities a petitioning against them

    http://news.change.org/stories/students-challenge-chick-fil-as-ties-to-anti-gay-organizations
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    Feb 10, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
    honestly issues like chickfila doesn't really bother me. they may be against gay marriage but it doesn't mean that they are directly affecting my own personal life. i just ignore what ever it is that they do and go on with my life...
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    Feb 10, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
    FootballHawk saidyou might find this article intresting

    Students at 6 US universities a petitioning against them

    http://news.change.org/stories/students-challenge-chick-fil-as-ties-to-anti-gay-organizations


    Its kind of depressing to know that my school, The University of New Orleans, barely cleared 1/10th of the signatures needed on the petition.
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    Feb 10, 2012 11:02 PM GMT
    newkid901 saidhonestly issues like chickfila doesn't really bother me. they may be against gay marriage but it doesn't mean that they are directly affecting my own personal life. i just ignore what ever it is that they do and go on with my life...


    unfortunately this attitude is why they WILL CONTINUE to affect your life. The political engine runs on contributions, favors and lobbying. Companies like Chick-Fil-A who donate large sums of money to organizations which actively lobby and petition against gay rights and marriage are just as culpable in the outcome as if they did the lobbying themselves. So long as we sit, not caring we have no right to complain about being denied rights. Its like complaining about the president when you didn't bother voting. And honestly, its not like everyone protesting Chick-Fil-A is marching outside in a picket line. Most are just taking their business elsewhere.
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    Feb 10, 2012 11:19 PM GMT
    The management is homophobic but the chicken at individual franchisees is delicious.

    Vote delicious now; tackle the homophobia after college.
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    Feb 10, 2012 11:25 PM GMT
    They sell food. Everyone shut the fuck up and eat.
  • waccamatt

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    Feb 10, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    I boycott Chick-fil-a because I don't want my money going to people who actively support my enemies. A friend of my enemy is my enemy. Period.
  • Ironman4U

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    Feb 11, 2012 12:08 AM GMT
    They are very homophobic in their ideology. Not only do they support organizations and lobbying efforts that work to prevent our equal rights, they make right-wing Christianity part of their culture. I've known some of the franchisees and their mission is not just to sell chicken but to bring their views to the workforce (at least their workforce).

    So you have a choice. Eat there and support a very anti-gay agenda. Or eat at the countless other choices you have. I don't care how good their chicken is, they won't get my money.
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    Feb 11, 2012 12:17 AM GMT
    Ironman4U saidThey are very homophobic in their ideology. Not only do they support organizations and lobbying efforts that work to prevent our equal rights, they make right-wing Christianity part of their culture. I've known some of the franchisees and their mission is not just to sell chicken but to bring their views to the workforce (at least their workforce).

    So you have a choice. Eat there and support a very anti-gay agenda. Or eat at the countless other choices you have. I don't care how good their chicken is, they won't get my money.


    Their chicken really isn't all that people are making it out to be to be honest, so you're not missing anything and i agree with you icon_smile.gif
  • Timbales

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    Feb 11, 2012 1:17 AM GMT
    I'd rather go hunger than give money to Chick-Fil-A.
  • austex85

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    Feb 11, 2012 5:54 AM GMT
    I've tried abstaining from CFA but ultimately caved in. The spicy chicken sandwich is just way too good.
  • Circus_Kid

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    Feb 11, 2012 6:06 AM GMT
    It's just so odd that the President of CFA, Dan Cathy is quoted saying that they personally support "everyone." Though... it's easy to make a statement like that, just for the sake of saying it... ugh, they support other, non-anti-gay Christian groups, so just focus on the beneficial ones, not the destructive ones! icon_sad.gif
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    Feb 11, 2012 6:09 AM GMT
    I think their chicken is dry and their pickles taste funny. The fries are ok. The shakes are good. I dont eat there though, mostly because its inconvenient.
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    Feb 11, 2012 6:09 AM GMT
    Circus_Kid saidIt's just so odd that the President of CFA, Dan Cathy is quoted saying that they personally support "everyone." Though... it's easy to make a statement like that, just for the sake of saying it... ugh, they support other, non-anti-gay Christian groups, so just focus on the beneficial ones, not the destructive ones! icon_sad.gif


    clarification needed. Could you restate the second half? somewhat confusing icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 11, 2012 6:13 AM GMT
    waccamatt saidI boycott Chick-fil-a because I don't want my money going to people who actively support my enemies. A friend of my enemy is my enemy. Period.

    +1

    And it isn't just about gay marriage. Their corporate money goes to support a range of anti-gay civil rights issues, and right-wing candidates that wish harm to all gays, not just those who want to get married.
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    Feb 11, 2012 6:15 AM GMT
    So, let's say, a drag queen walked into one of their restaurants, would they still serve him/her? (and no, I'm not one, if that even matters lol)

    That's a fight I'd like to see!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 11, 2012 6:15 AM GMT
    I'll take one spicy chicken sandwich please...and a GAYtorade
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    Feb 11, 2012 6:17 AM GMT
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    waccamatt saidI boycott Chick-fil-a because I don't want my money going to people who actively support my enemies. A friend of my enemy is my enemy. Period.

    +1

    And it isn't just about gay marriage. Their corporate money goes to support a range of anti-gay civil rights issues, and right-wing candidates that wish harm to all gays, not just those who want to get married.


    +2. Jeez, you pussies. If you don't have enough self respect to walk a few doors down the street to a different fast food place there is little hope for you. Grow a pair.
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    Feb 11, 2012 6:17 AM GMT
    wade_in_BC saidSo, let's say, a drag queen walked into one of their restaurants, would they still serve him/her? (and no, I'm not one, if that even matters lol)

    That's a fight I'd like to see!


    that's actually a good question. From what I understand they might take issue with it or do it only grudgingly. Actually, if they served them with no issue then they're a greater danger since the average person who doesn't read as much online news would never know what the company actually stands for.